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Hooking summer catfish

Hooking summer catfish

  • 8/1/2017 10:43:00 AM
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Start a new family tradition this summer – go fishing for catfish. Bring along two coolers with ice, one to keep your bait firm and fresh and another to keep your catch cold and preserve that great taste.
Gone fishing for summer

Gone fishing for summer

  • 7/11/2017 12:33:00 PM
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Making plans for summer getaways with family and friends? Add fishing to your list. Plan a day trip or bring along fishing gear on your next weekend or camping trip.
Time to register for popular U of Iowa wildlife camps at six state parks

Time to register for popular U of Iowa wildlife camps at six state parks

  • 5/2/2017 11:11:00 AM
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Looking for a fun, enriching adventure for the kids this summer? Six Iowa state parks will host the popular University of Iowa Wildlife Camps for local families. The conservation education day-camp program will be offered at Maquoketa Caves, Mines of Spain, George Wyth, Springbrook, Viking Lake and Ledges state parks.
Family trout fishing event April 8 at Summerset Park

Family trout fishing event April 8 at Summerset Park

  • 3/28/2017 11:01:00 AM
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INDIANOLA – A family trout fishing event will be held at Banner Lake South at Summerset Park, north of Indianola, April 8 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will release 1,400 rainbow trout around noon.
Six Iowa state parks to host University of Iowa wildlife camps

Six Iowa state parks to host University of Iowa wildlife camps

  • 3/7/2017 12:11:00 PM
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This summer, six Iowa state parks will host University of Iowa Wildlife Camps for families living near the parks. The popular conservation education day camp program will be offered at Maquoketa Caves, Mines of Spain, George Wyth, Springbrook, Viking Lake and Ledges state parks.
Hooking Summer Catfish

Hooking Summer Catfish

  • 8/2/2016 12:37:00 PM
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Start a new family tradition this summer – go fishing for catfish. Bring along two coolers with ice, one to keep your bait firm and fresh and another to keep your catch cold and preserve that great taste.
Summer tips to land Iowa’s big fish

Summer tips to land Iowa’s big fish

  • 7/27/2016 9:29:00 AM
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Iowa anglers have lots of opportunities to earn a Master Angler award this summer. The Master Angler program celebrates angler success for catching quality sized fish by awarding a vehicle or boat decal and certificate for each fish that meets program criteria.
Gone fishing for summer

Gone fishing for summer

  • 7/27/2016 9:27:00 AM
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Summer is all about relaxing with family and friends. Add fishing to your list of summer activities.  Plan a day trip or bring along fishing gear on your next weekend getaway or camping trip.
June is Great Outdoors Month

June is Great Outdoors Month

  • 6/7/2016 12:32:00 PM
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The 2016 summer recreation season is just getting started and there are plenty of days ahead to enjoy the outdoors.
Camping Season is Underway

Camping Season is Underway

  • 5/24/2016 12:27:00 PM
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Many Iowa campers have already taken advantage of this spring’s beautiful camping weather, and many more will join them at the end of the week. Anxious campers are going through their equipment and checking supplies, preparing for the Memorial Day weekend and kickoff to summer. Likewise, state park staff is going through the final stages of prep work for its peak camping season. Iowa’s state parks expect to host more than 900,000 overnight stays and nearly 15 million day visits this year.
Family Trout Fishing Event This Saturday at Banner Lake

Family Trout Fishing Event This Saturday at Banner Lake

  • 4/4/2016 10:30:00 AM
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INDIANOLA – A family trout fishing event will be held at Banner Lake South at Summerset Park, north of Indianola, this Saturday, April 9 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will release 1,400 rainbow trout around noon.
6 Tips for Hooking Summer Catfish

6 Tips for Hooking Summer Catfish

  • 7/29/2015 8:31:00 AM
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Fishing for catfish is a fun summer activity for the whole family. Bring along a cooler with ice to keep your catch cold and preserve that great taste. Try these simple tips for catching Ol’ Whiskers.
6 Reasons You’re Not Catching Fish

6 Reasons You’re Not Catching Fish

  • 7/14/2015 7:58:00 AM
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Are you struggling to catch fish? Don’t get discouraged – you are not alone. Here are some common reasons why you aren’t catching fish and tips for being more successful.
Must-Have Summer Fishing Tips

Must-Have Summer Fishing Tips

  • 7/1/2015 5:18:00 AM
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Making plans for summer outings with family and friends this summer? Add fishing to your list. Whether it’s part of your camping trip or just a day trip, schedule time to go fishing. Try these simple tips to get you started.
Learn How to Fish By Depth

Learn How to Fish By Depth

  • 6/19/2015 8:09:00 AM
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Ever wonder why you're not catching a certain fish? You might be trying at the wrong time of day at the wrong depth. Check out our infographic below to make the right call.